Malawi

Every country around the world faces different challenges based on multiple factors, including: population, economy, and location. Below you’ll find valuable information about how cooking on traditional cookstoves affects this country, as well as about the opportunities for moving to clean cooking solutions.


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GENERAL INFORMATION

Region
Africa
Country
Malawi
Population Size ('000)
15,906,483
GDP per capital (USD)
$268.05
Income per day (USD)
$0.73
Urban Population
16%
Rural Population
84%
Average Household size
4

HEALTH

Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking
97%
Number of people affected by HAP
15,429,289
Number of households affected by HAP
3,588,207
Number of deaths per year
13,250
Number of child deaths per year from HAP
5,852
Urban population using solid fuels
>95%
Rural population using solid fuels
>95%
Population using wood for cooking
91.40%
Population using dung for cooking
0.00%
Population using charcoal for cooking
7.20%
Population using coal for cooking
0.00%
Population using kerosene for cooking
0.00%
Population using gas for cooking
0.00%
Population using electricity for cooking
1.20%
Population using other fuels for cooking
0.20%

COOKSTOVES BY COMPARISON

Percentage with access to improved water
84%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation
53%
Diarrhea deaths per year
18200
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution
600
Deaths per year from malaria
15,700
Deaths per year from tuberculosis
6,200
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS
65,300
Annual PM10 [mg/m3]*
29

BUSINESS/MARKET

Existence and success of businesses/social enterprises
high
Infrastructure strength score
2.26
Prevailance of lending institutions
9
Number of borrowers
286,000
Penetration of Credit Unions
1.44%
Ease of doing business score *
145
Lending interest rate
24.6 %
Starting business score *
139
Getting credit score *
126
Protecting investors score *
79
Trading across borders score *
164

GENDER

Overall women's empowerment indicator score *
0.6824
Economic participation and opportunity score *
0.6979
Educational attainment score *
0.8894
Health and survival score *
0.9683
Political empowerment score *
0.1742
Percentage of girls in school
99%
Literacy rate of women
67%

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Environmental problems
deforestation, water pollution,
Environmental considerations
fuelwood deficit
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
0.08

COOKSTOVE ADOPTION INDICATORS

Population using improved biomass cookstoves (%)
8%
Primary Fuel Used
Wood
Access to clean fuels (% of population with access to electricity and gas)
1%